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Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana - Faraon - Oloroso NV (500ml)

Price: $21.00

Producer Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana
Country Spain
Region Jerez
Varietal Palomino Fino
Sku 0106421
ABV 18.00%
Grown Organically 

The origins of Hidalgo La Gitana go back to 1792, when José Pantaleón Hidalgo bought from his father-in-law, Roque Vejarano, a small storage winery in Sanlúcar de Barrameda's Barrio Bajo, close to the river Guadalquivir. It was José's son, Eduardo, who first launched Hidalgo as a top producer in Sanlúcar. The name, La Gitana, comes from an anonymous gypsy woman used to sell Hidalgo’s wine at her bar, locally known as “el vino de la gitana." When the winery started to sell the wine in bottle in the early part of the 20th century, Hidalgo not only maintained the name but also illustrated the label with the image of a gypsy woman, based on a painting that still hangs in the winery’s offices.

The house remains independent and family-owned: Today, the eighth-generation is at the helm of this historic Bodega. Hidalgo La Gitana relies entirely on its own vineyards in two of the best pagos of the region: Balbaína — in between the sea and Jerez — and Miraflores, the great Sanlúcar vineyard. They own almost 200 hectares of vines, all organically farmed.

The Hidalgo La Gitana Faraon Oloroso is 100% Palomino Fino from Miraflores and Balbaína. The grapes are fermented with native yeasts, then aged between 6 to 12 years in the Bodega's solera in Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Deep amber color with striking aromas of roasted nuts, toffee, dried herbs and salt. The palate is soft, full-bodied and concentrated with added notes of baked citrus, sweet spice, chocolate and a savory, saline note that flows into a long, dry finish. Delicious! 

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